Environment and Genetic Resources at Sciencia.org

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Environmental and Genetic Research are two of the key science categories covered by Sciencia.org - Science News, References and Resources. The users of the Sciences Social Network monitor over 220 scientific journals publishing in these two areas.



Sciencia.org - Science News, References and Resources

Sciencia.org is a new social network established to provide the very latest science news headlines, references and resources from journals, books and websites worldwide. Content associated with science and research is contributed by users. There are currently over 1.1m articles placed in 75 categories, a content base that is steadily growing. Sciencia.org covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society.

Currently, over 64,000 users monitor nearly 8,200 journals covering the broad spectrum of sciences. They share ca. 3,000 new articles every day. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at Sciencia.org is not more than two days.

Sciencia.org covers biotechnology resources which include the utilization of bacteria, yeasts and other biological substances for industrial and manufacturing processes. Recent contributions to this scientific field include "Integrative data mining to identify novel candidate serum biomarkers for pre-eclampsia screening", "First experience with enzyme replacement therapy during pregnancy and lactation in Pompe disease" and "Continuous biodiesel production using in situ glycerol separation by membrane bioreactor system".

Within the Environmental Sciences, Sciencia.org covers the external physical conditions affecting growth, development, and survival of organisms, and their management. The latest contributions to this scientific field include "A critical reflection on the success of rearing and culturing juvenile freshwater mussels with a focus on the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.)", "Integrated basin-based wastewater management system for water pollution control in an enclosed waterbody of the upper Citarum River Basin, Indonesia: Case study of Saguling Reservoir" and "Regional zooplankton biodiversity provides limited buffering of pond ecosystems against climate change".

The site's content is divided into "Digg-style" "Popular" and "Upcoming" sections. While content in the "Upcoming" section is rarely older than a few minutes, the "Popular" section contains articles submitted between 20 to 60 minutes after submission by users. All articles can easily be bookmarked with the AddThis Sharing buttons which include the increasingly popular Google+1 button.

Sciencia.org maintains a Twitter account (@Sciencia) which currently features 135,025 tweets informing 754 followers about the latest developments in the sciences.

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